Local News

  • Lunch raises funds and awareness

     David Keith is a man of many roles- actor, director, singer, even composer. Ironically, with around 100 film/television credits to his name, Keith has found the role of a lifetime-child advocate. On April 29, Keith was the keynote speaker at the Campbell County Children’s Center’s Second Annual Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon, held at the LaFollette Church of God.             

  • Relay for Life scheduled for Friday night

    Walkers are likely lacing up their walking shoes in anticipation of this year's Relay for Life event.

    On Friday evening the community will unite with the common goal of remembering those who have succumbed to cancer, honoring those that have survived and raising money to battle the disease that has affected the majority in one way or another.

    According to Cindy Russell, who has worked to organize this year's festivities, approximately 24 teams have been feverishly collecting cash in an effort to meet the county's goal of $50,000.

  • Press staff captures awards on Friday night

    On Friday night members of the LaFollette Press Staff were honored by their journalism peers.

    During the annual East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalist awards ceremony the Press staff was recognized with 11 awards for the work they did in 2010.

    Among those honors was a first place award in the investigative journalism category.

    Editor Susan Sharp, Jennifer Caldwell, reporter and former reporter Natasha Colbaugh were given the top honor for a story they investigated and reported on in Dec. 2010.

  • Traffic stop leads to arrest

    After receiving a be on the lookout call, Officer Ben Marlow of the Caryville Police Department found who he was looking out for.

  • Tickets still available for Supertwang

    Campbell County is preparing to welcome a country music festival next week.

    Supertwang, a three day long festival, geared to the under 30 set is just around the corner.

  • LUB sends crew to Chattanooga

    “We couldn’t have done it without them.”

    Those were the words Wendell Boring had for the six Campbell County men who have been helping restore electricity in the greater Chattanooga area since last week.

  • LaFollette Rescue Squad aids hang glider

    Crews from the LaFollette Rescue Squad executed a recovery mission on McCloud Mountain Saturday evening.

    As the sun was reaching its crest, the man operating the glider experienced problems with his hang glider.

    When crews with the LRS arrived within 30 minutes of the call they immediately began a vertical rescue, said Durand Carmany. This meant a portion of the LRS would repel down 75 feet to the victim while the others stayed on top of the bluff to ensure their safety.

  • Domestic situation leads to meth charges; arrests in separate meth incidents follow

    A domestic altercation followed by a police chase led to the arrest of a Caryville man last week.

    LaFollette Police Officer Robert Foxx was patrolling near South Avenue when he noticed a witness came up behind his patrol car on Jacksboro Pike. The person said a woman was being assaulted across from Gamble Motors.

    Records indicate at the scene Foxx was flagged by a white female while he observed a male running behind a building.

  • Campbell arrested on multiple charges

    Two accidents in one night landed an area man in jail.

    On April 28 at approximately 11 p.m., Officer Ben Marlow of the Caryville Police Department responded to a call of an auto accident. When Marlow arrived at US25W near Elkins Road, he found Walter Leon Campbell allegedly traveling eastbound on US25W. When Campbell swerved into the left hand lane he allegedly struck another vehicle with three occupants inside that was also traveling eastbound, the report said.

  • Unique turkey hunt held in Stinking Creek Community


    Last Saturday Spc. Patrick Howland took what he considers major steps toward healing, in the Campbell County woods.

    The 25 year-old Oregon resident came here by way of Fort Campbell, Ky, and was one of eight disabled veterans hunting wild turkeys on farms located in the Stinking Creek area.

    Howland didn’t harvest a turkey while hunting on the Terry Lewis/Ron Cunningham farms. But, he says, in addition to having a wonderful time, he learned to “Get out of my self, and quit telling myself I can’t do this any more.”